A with accent

About a with accent

Á, á (a-acute) is a Latin letter discovered in various languages such as the Blackfoot, Czech, Faroese, Dutch, Hungarian, Galician, Icelandic, Lakota, Irish, Kazakh, Navajo, Occitan, Slovak, Spanish, Portuguese, Sámi, Vietnamese, Western Apache, and Welsh languages as a variant of the letter "a." The letter is often confused with the letter à. For example, "5 Pommes á $1" is quite commonly written as "5 Pommes à $1,", that in French means "5 apples at one dollar each".

Another variation of the letter with an accent - À, à (a-grave) is a letter of the Dutch, Catalan, Emilian-Romagnol, Italian, Maltese, French, Galician, and Occitan. It can also be found in Sardinian, Portuguese, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, and Vietnamese languages, including the letter "A" of the so-called ISO basic Latin alphabet and a grave accent. The letter À is also used in the transliteration of Pinyin. In most languages, The letter a with accent signifies the vowel "a." Besides, this letter is a letter in Taos language to indicate a mid-tone.

Usage of a with accent in different languages

The letter with an accent has different Usage in multiple languages. For instance, below, you can see the Usage of both versions of the accented A letter.

  • Usage of Á, á (a-acute) letter:

Chinese - In Chinese, the accented "á" pinyin is the yángpíng tone. E.g., 陽平/阳平 has a "high-rising tone" of "a" letter.

Dutch - In Dutch, the accented Á letter is used to emphasize a word, either in short like in "kán" (the verb "can"), or in a long "a" letterform like in háár ("hair").

Irish - In Irish, the accented á is called a "fada" meaning "long a" and pronounced like [ɑː]. It commonly appears in words such as "slán" meaning "goodbye." The accented a letter is the only diacritic used in Modern Irish, since the dot's decline above several letters in the Irish language. As of "fada," it is only used on vowel letters, such as á, é, í, ó, and ú. The Irish a with an accent symbolizes a lengthening of the vowel.

Czech, Hungarian, and Slovak - In these languages, the Á with an accent is the second letter of the Czech, Hungarian, and Slovak representing /aː/.

  • Usage of À, à (a-grave) letter:

Emilian-Romagnol - In Emilian language, À is used to signify short stressed [a]. For instance, the Bolognese dialect sacàtt [saˈkatː] meaning "sack."

French - The a with accent in French is used to differentiate homophones. For example, the 3rd person conjugation of a "[he/she/it] has" or à - "at, in, and to."

Portuguese - It is used to notate a contraction of the feminine singular definite article "A" and the preposition of "A."

Unicode characters for letter a with accent

Unicode character for the letter a with accent are displayed either in decimal or hex. To type the letter a with the accent, use the following codes:

  • To type Á, you can use decimal 193; or hex Unicode U+00C1;
  • To type á, you can use decimal 225; or hex Unicode U+00E1.

Unicode character for the letter and accent are provided either in decimal or hex, for both capital and small letter versions. See the following instructions:

  • To type À, you should use decimal Unicode 192; or hex Unicode U+00C0;
  • To type à, you should use decimal Unicode 224; or hex Unicode U+00E0.

ALT codes for letter a with accent

Below, there are listed the ALT codes for the letter "A, a" with accents, also known as A" ALT codes. Accent marks on the letter "a" are also called "accent marks," "diacritics," or just "diacritical marks."

For the letter a with an accent (Latin a with acute), you should use the following ALT codes:

  • Small á letter - ALT 0225 or ALT 160;
  • Capital Á letter - ALT 0193.

For the letter a with an accent (Latin a with the grave), you can use the following ALT code:

  • Small à letter - ALT 133 or ALT 0224;
  • Capital À letter - ALT 0192.

How to use and type A with accent symbol code?

  • If your keyboard contains separate NumPad, you should be sure that it is enabled. If it is not, press the Num Lock key to activate it then press hold down the Alt key on the left side. Type the number that represents that character or the symbol you want to insert and then release the insert key.
  • For example, for the greek letter omega Ω press and hold Alt and the type 0234 and then release.
  • There is another method that works only for word documents. In this method, you should type the characters first then press Alt and X. For example ( 0234 + Alt + X for greek letter omega ).
  • If you have a keyboard that doesn't have NumPad here is what will work for you. Find the Function key ( FN ) then presses and hold the function key while holding press and release Num LK key; then release FN key. This method will activate the numeric keypad in your laptop.
  • Then do the same steps as in the previous example.
  • Notice that in IBM code you don't use 0 (Alt + 255 ) before the code which is different from the windows generator that requires to add 0 (Alt + 0255 ) before the code.

Something doesn't work?

  • The Num lock should always be enabled. If it is disabled when you are attempting an alt code, it may cause errors or unexpected results in some applications. For example, Alt+4 could be interpreted as Alt +, ← which causes the browser to go back if the Num lock is disabled.
  • If your laptop keyboard doesn't have a separate NumPad, you should hold FN button with Alt button while typing the code.
  • This method does not work for Linux system, but it is possible to use Unicode.

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